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Schizanthus wisetonensis
FLOWER-SCHIZANTHUS-ANGEL WINGS or Poor Mans Orchid is rewarding to grow. It is a colorful orchid-like flower mix which stands above the attractive fern-like foliage. It’s an annual that is heavy blooming with dainty flowers that come in a variety of multi-marked colors of pink, red, lavender, rose, & bi-color, each with golden centers. These flowers are ideal for mass planting, lots of colors in the flower border or in containers. They are showy & exotic looking adding lots of beauty wherever they are grown. Schizanthus is also, commonly called Poor Man’s Orchid. Native to Chile, well suited to pot culture for early spring flowering, very adaptable, nip buds to spread the plant, thrives in semi-shade,

Surface sow onto a good soil medium. Seeds can be started indoors twelve weeks before your last frost date. Do not cover the seeds with soil but cover the tray with black plastic or keep it in a dark location until the seeds germinate. Keep the temperature within the growing medium at 15 – 21°C. Plant the seedlings in the garden, in rich, well-draining soil when all danger of frost has passed.

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Scoville Heat Units (SHU)

Plant Height (cm)

30 - 45

Season of Interest

Spring / Summer / Autumn

Temperature Range (°C)

15 - 25

Determine / Indeterminate

Annual / Perennial / Biennial


Frost Hardy / Tender


Full Sun / Part Sun / Shade

Part Shade

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings / Plant after last frost


Well Drained,Fertile Soil with organic matter


6 - 7

Soil Temperature (°C)

15 - 21

Seed Preparation

No special preparation required

Sowing Depth (mm)

1 - 2

Plant Spacing (cm)

13 - 30

Row spacing (cm)

30 - 45


Keep soil evenly moist

Germination Time (Days)

10 - 20

Harvest Time (Days)

Blooms in spring and summer, can be deadheaded to promote further blooming.

Good Companion Plants

Alyssum, Lobelia, Snapdragons, Salvia, Nemesia

Bad Companion Plants

Tomatoes, Brassicas



Powdery mildew, Leaf spot, Grey mould

More About Us

ABSeeds is an Australian owned business trading under the umbrella of Direct Compost Solutions which is owned and managed by Victoria Brun.

We as a company endeavor to provide to the public, Organic, Old Fashioned, Heritage, and Open-pollinated seeds that have not been genetically modified.

We purchased the business in November 2018 and renamed it to ABSeeds (All ‘Bout Seeds) to make the title shorter and represent what we hope to achieve with this business in the years ahead.

Seeds that we can’t grow ourselves we will acquire from people who grow for us, or we may purchase seeds from reputable heritage seed companies.

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